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2013-07-03 23:21:21

A recently published study tested Vitamin D intake during pregnancy and its affect on the baby's Vitamin D levels at birth. A Vitamin D deficiency is especially troublesome for pregnant woman making a Vitamin D supplement, like Liquid Health's Vitamin D3, something to consider during pregnancy. Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 A study entitled “Vitamin D requirement in pregnancy to prevent deficiency in neonates: a randomised trial” was published in the May 2013 edition of...

2013-06-26 16:36:41

Until now, there has been no research dedicated to the importance of Vitamin D supplementation in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). However, over the past few years, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and Cardiovascular Surgery Program teamed with the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group to understand the impact of cardiac surgery on the Vitamin D status of infants and children, to be printed next month in Anesthesiology. "The...

2013-06-26 13:55:16

Should women take calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause for bone health? Recommendations conflict, and opinions are strong. But now, an analysis from the major Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial throws weight on the supplement side—at least for women taking hormones after menopause. The analysis was published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. Among the nearly 30,000 postmenopausal women in the hormone trial, some 8,000 took...

2013-06-26 12:32:38

The Vitamin Shoppe's annual Survey examines health habits of men vs. women NORTH BERGEN, N.J., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans who take a vitamin or supplement continues to increase, according to the third annual "America's Take on Vitamins" survey from the Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI). The survey revealed that 64 percent of Americans currently take a vitamin or supplement, up from 63 percent in 2012 and 60 percent in 2011. Conducted by Wakefield Research on...

Vitamin D Curbs Depression Diabetic Women
2013-06-26 09:03:26

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study, vitamin D supplements can reduce blood pressure and improve moods in women with type 2 diabetes who are suffering from depression. It also helped some women to lose small amounts of weight. Lead researcher Sue M. Penckofer, PhD, RN, said “Vitamin D supplementation potentially is an easy and cost-effective therapy with minimal side effects. Larger, randomized controlled trials are needed to determine the...

Seasonality of Vitamin D
2013-06-23 03:40:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Vitamin D levels among Americans are at their highest during the month of August and at their lowest in February, according to new research appearing in the journal PLOS One. The nutrient, which helps bones absorb calcium and can help prevent osteoporosis, is produced in the skin following exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, researchers from the University of California, Irvine and the Mayo Clinic said. In addition,...

2013-06-20 12:02:21

New study is first report of increased circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D in response to oral probiotic supplementation A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism is the first report of an oral probiotic supplement significantly increasing circulating vitamin D levels in the blood. The lead author on the study, Mitchell Jones, MD, PhD, received the Early Career Investigator Poster Presentation Prize from the New York Academy of Sciences and the Sackler...

2013-06-18 19:27:03

Taking calcium and vitamin D before exercise may influence how bones adapt to exercise, according to a new study. The results will be presented on Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. "The timing of calcium supplementation, and not just the amount of supplementation, may be an important factor in how the skeleton adapts to exercise training," said study lead author Vanessa D. Sherk, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Colorado Anschutz...

Salt Consumption Can Lead To Bone Fracture After Menopause
2013-06-18 09:08:26

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online No matter how excellent a woman´s bone density is, a high salt diet after menopause raises her risk of breaking a bone according to a recent study. Researches from the Japanese study discovered women who consumed the highest amount of sodium had more than four times the risk of a nonvertebral fracture, which is a fracture at any site other than the spine. “Excessive sodium intake appears to be a risk factor for...

2013-06-11 12:52:42

Low levels of vitamin D can trigger hypertension, according to the world's largest study to examine the causal association between the two. Although observational studies have already shown this link, a large-scale genetic study was necessary before the cause and effect could be proven, the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) will hear today (Tuesday). Dr. Vimal Karani S, from the Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK, will tell the...